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A SUGGESTED LIST OF COMMITTEES

Adult Education

Develops and administers the adult education programs

Archives

Organizes and catalogs the documents and memorabilia of the congregation

Library

Works with the temple librarian, if there is one, to maintain, staff, and make purchases for the synagogue library; publicizes its holdings

Lifelong Jewish Learning

Coordinates all Jewish education, including early childhood, religious school, youth, family education, and adult learning

Outreach

Welcomes non-Jewish partners of members and interfaith households; plans programs to educate and support outreach issues for interfaith couples, Jews- by-choice and their families, and parents of children who have intermarried

Parenting/ Preschool

Recommends and/or sets the policy and reviews the activities of the nursery school and preschool programs

Religious School Recommends and/or sets the policy and reviews the activities of the schools of the congregation and oversees their operations

Youth

Acts as the liaison between the synagogue youth programs and the Board of Trustees and oversees the youth programs

Music and Choir Works with the clergy to oversee the musical content of the synagogue programs

Ushers/Greeters

Coordinates with the Worship/Ritual and Membership Committees to train and schedule greeters

Worship/Ritual

Works with the clergy to support the congregational worship experience

Since ancient times, Jews have gathered in the synagogue to pray, study, and assemble. The following suggested list of committees is grouped according to those functions. Feel free to choose what is appropriate for your congregation, and for more detailed information, see For the Sake of Heaven: Committees in Congregational Life at www.urj.org/synmgmt/publications.

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